- NIC Foundation
“A change agent.” “Strongly committed.” “Trailblazer.” “Holds members accountable.” A man with “true integrity, leadership and service.” One who works for “the advancement of those around him.”
Nominators used these phrases to describe the leaders honored with the 2016 NIC Undergraduate Awards of Distinction. But these traits should not only apply to award winners. These are the characteristics interfraternal leaders need to make a positive difference in their communities, and the campus Interfraternity Council (IFC) is the group who should convene such leaders.
An IFC exists where there are two or more NIC member fraternities on a campus, and its purpose is to advance its local fraternity community. The NIC provides direct support, resources and services to IFC officers, representatives, advisors and alumni to further the health and success of local fraternity communities.
The IFC Chartering initiative assists councils by providing increased training and resources. This support focuses on the individual development and skills of officers, as well as providing coaching to advance the role of the Interfraternity Council as the campus governing body that advocates and provides educational opportunities for the fraternity experience.
The NIC is overhauling its support model to better support and meet each community’s needs. Learn more here.
We, the Interfraternity Council, exist to promote the shared interests and values of our member fraternities: leadership, service, brotherhood and scholarship. We believe in Fraternity and that the shared values of Fraternity drive the IFC to create better communities, better chapters and better men.
We work to advance the academic mission of the host institution, to enable fraternal organizations to grow and thrive through collaboration and teamwork, to provide an outlet for self-governance and accountability, and to model and teach ethical leadership. In a spirit of mutual support and betterment, we, the men of the Interfraternity Council, pledge to elevate the Ritual and the values of the member organizations.